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Saudi Ports add East Africa, India and Iraq connections

Article-Saudi Ports add East Africa, India and Iraq connections

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The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has announced the addition of a series of services linking the country to East Africa, India and Iraq.

Jeddah Islamic Port has been added to the East Africa - Red Sea and Red Sea shipping services by MSC. The weekly East Africa – Red Sea service will be served by four 2,500 teu vessels on a weekly basis and connect Jeddah Islamic Port and King Abdullah Port to Djibouti, Mombasa, and Dar Es Salaam.

The Red Sea services runs bi-monthly and will link Jeddah and King Abdullah to Port Sudan on a 1,000 teu vessel with an estimated transit time of one day.

Mawani also announced that Singapore-based Bengal Tiger Line has added King Abdulaziz Port to its newly-launched India-Saudi-Iraq (ISI) shipping service.

A 929 teu vessel will link Dammam to the Indian port of Mundra and the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr.

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